Author Laurie Romanelli is a talented artist, musician, and writer. She performs in her local community theater and works with a drama group at the neighborhood school where she teaches elementary school. She enjoys traveling the United States to research her stories. Laurie resides in southern Arizona with her dachshund, Jack. Cheating Ifooloo is her first published novel.
Connect with her at: Desert.Monsoon.Studio@gmail.com
In 1738 the slave Izzy guards a secret, a demon-like illness that seizes the white child Willy. Her compassionate care is all he has. He’s ignored by his family; Izzy is isolated from her fellow slaves. An uprising forever disrupts their peaceful, hidden life. The lure of freedom tempts her, but loyalty and love for Willy triumph. On a courageous journey south they struggle toward home and safety.